Ohio State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.12 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 59,482 (45,831 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,425 in-state; $33,897 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Staff are very supportive and helpful. Show a desire for their students success.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I consider the pro to be the fact that the faculty is very helpful and does a great job teaching, and the con to be the lack of integrity between the faculty teaching (some material gets covered twice and others we never go in depth about).
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

It's not too competitive, but you're surrounded by intelligent people that make you work hard. Columbus is a great small city, with lots to offer for it's smaller size.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Workload is manageable, but definitely full time--as any academic PhD program should be. Cost of living is very low in Columbus, but living on one stipend takes strict budgeting. Faculty are supportive, but need to be sought out. Quality of social life depends on your needs--definitely a friendly program, with many house parties happening all the time. It's a big program, though, and you will not know all other students because there are so many, and the areas mostly stay to their own.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The graduate program has quite a few highly published scholars so exposure to top thinkers in the field is very available. My colleagues have also been very supportive of me on this PhD. journey and I would say there exists a good level of collaboration and support among the doctoral students. Funding is usually provided for up to four years with a 5th potentially if you are able to teach for that 5th year. The fisher facility at OSU is very nice with great access to connectivity and other resources. The Staff are very pleasant and helpful. The Department Chair and other International business faculty have been very supportive during challenging personal issues. There is a parking garage right across the street from the Fisher College which makes for easy access to class rooms and offices. Students are not required to teach until after they have passed their comprehensive exams. Cons: 2- 4 PhD students usually share very small offices which can be challenging when there are conference calls, group meetings or office hours. There is not enough funding for research and travel. It would be great if students received more of a budget. Would like to have a more integrated Stats track for the Fisher Business program. I took Stats from the Stats department and it was very good, but would have like to have stats taught to me in STATA (the program recommended to me by my department).
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The Full-Time MBA program at Ohio State has been very rewarding half way through my first semester. The cooperation with the different students as well as the faculty and staff have been beneficial to my internship search. The program prides itself with assisting students' internship and full time job searches. In addition, the small class sizes provide a great atmosphere and enable you to really know your classmates and professors. The small class sizes also enable many students to receive tuition assistance through graduate assistant positions. The program needs to make a concentrated effort to improve the diversity of the program. Many more African-American and Hispanic students are needed to provide different perspectives and enrich the program. Also, more women are needed to help in this regard as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Cooperative environment; awesome peers with lots of opportunities to get involved on campus. Faculty are always willing to help; excellent facility and academic support.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Teachers are often community members working in the field picking up a part time job. This is fine and they have experience to share, but they may need more guidance in teaching.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

The Columbus area has a lot to offer both academically and socially. With the diverse Ohio State community, the Columbus area has a diverse culture not too different from the California bay area that I moved from. The professors really push and challenge you, but they are also available to work with you if needed.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are the location of the campus. It is separate from the rest of the huge undergraduate campus, but close enough that you can use the facilities or be a part of activities on the main campus if you want to. There is no campus housing, but the areas close to the school are very affordable and nice for young professionals. There is a lot to do close by, which is good because as a vet student you don't have much free time so it is good to be close to things when you do have some free time. Overall I have loved my program. I think I have received a lot of great support academically as well through my program.
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